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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
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With Contador in the back, none of the other big guns were in the front to fire. Lance is a damned smart racer, he's in the split. Columbia/HTC honks to the line hard with a TTT tomorrow. The rest of the Astana squad doesn't expel all their energy today but will tomorrow, hoping today's effort, leaves, Cav et al feeling a bit wasted. Divide and conquer.

If Astana slays tomorrow and Lance ends up in MJ, he rides up the hill then hands it off to Contador., who rides it in to Paris if he can with the support of one of the most talented teams I've ever seen. An Astana dominated Tour, with Lance getting all the face time Livestrong™ could want. All Astana all the time in this Tour would help Bruyneel to ward off a Vinny power play afterward. Today just might have been one of the most brilliant tactical moves I've ever witnessed.
"If Astana slays tomorrow and Lance ends up in MJ, he rides up the hill then hands it off to Contador..."

I've never heard this before... do you mean hand off literally?
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